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J. C. Daniel

Joseph Chellayya Daniel Nadar was an Indian filmmaker who is considered as the father of Malayalam cinema. He was the first film-maker from Kerala. He produced, directed, wrote, photographed, edited and acted in the first film made in Kerala, Vigathakumaran. He also established the first film studio in Kerala, The Travancore National Pictures. The Government of Kerala instituted the Kerala State Film Award for Lifetime Achievement in 1992 in his name,... Read More

BornJoseph Chellayya Daniel Nadar
28 November 1900
Agasteeswaram, Travancore Kingdom
Died27 April 1975 (aged 75)
Agasteeswaram, Kanyakumari District, Tamil Nadu, India
OccupationFilmmaker, dentist
Years active1926–1928


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